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RIM (rimmed, rimming)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rim mean? 

RIM (noun)
  The noun RIM has 5 senses:

1. the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object
2. (basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended
3. the outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached
4. a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object
5. the top edge of a vessel or other container

  Familiarity information: RIM used as a noun is common.


RIM (verb)
  The verb RIM has 3 senses:

1. run around the rim of
2. furnish with a rim
3. roll around the rim of

  Familiarity information: RIM used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RIM (noun)


Sense 1rim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Hypernyms ("rim" is a kind of...):

bound; boundary; edge (a line determining the limits of an area)

round shape (a shape that is curved and without sharp angles)


Sense 2rim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

the ball hit the rim and bounced off

Hypernyms ("rim" is a kind of...):

hoop; ring (a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling)

Domain category:

basketball; basketball game; hoops (a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop)


Sense 3rim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("rim" is a kind of...):

hoop; ring (a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rim"):

felloe; felly (rim (or part of the rim) into which spokes are inserted)

Holonyms ("rim" is a part of...):

wheel (a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines))


Sense 4rim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A projection used for strength or for attaching to another object

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

flange; rim

Hypernyms ("rim" is a kind of...):

projection (any structure that branches out from a central support)


Sense 5rim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The top edge of a vessel or other container

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

brim; lip; rim

Hypernyms ("rim" is a kind of...):

edge (a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rim"):

collar; shoe collar (the stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot)

Holonyms ("rim" is a part of...):

vessel (an object used as a container (especially for liquids))


RIM (verb)


Sense 1rim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Run around the rim of

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

Sugar rimmed the dessert plate

Hypernyms (to "rim" is one way to...):

line; run along (be in line with; form a line along)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "rim"):

beard (go along the rim, like a beard around the chin)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2rim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Furnish with a rim

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

rim a hat

Hypernyms (to "rim" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3rim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Roll around the rim of

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

the ball rimmed the basket

Hypernyms (to "rim" is one way to...):

roll; turn over (move by turning over or rotating)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


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